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Alec Baldwin mocks Donald Trump during protest rally

Alec Baldwin has mocked the President-elect during an anti-Donald Trump rally in New York.

Activists and dignitaries gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City shortly after Mr Trump appeared at his inaugural concert in Washington.

Baldwin's impressions of Mr Trump on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" has drawn stinging criticism from the President-elect.

However this did not stop the actor taking to the stage to impersonate Mr Trump once more.

Thousands of people, including Robert De Niro, Sally Field and filmmaker Michael Moore took part in the rally.

Mr Moore joked: "As bad as we think it's going to be, it's going to be worse. However the good news is there's more of us than there are of them."

Donald Trump thanks supporters at inaugural concert

Donald Trump has thanked his supporters at a concert on the eve of his inauguration, and vowed to unify the country.

The two-hour concert - dubbed the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration - was held outside Washington's Lincoln Memorial and featured country stars Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith as well as rock band 3 Doors Down.

The President-elect promised the crowd that he will "work so hard" to "bring our jobs back" and turn the country around.

He said: "We've going to unify our country... for all of our people, for everybody.

Fireworks lit the Washington skyline after Donald Trump's speech. Credit: AP

"We're going to bring our jobs back. We're not going to let other countries take our jobs any longer.

"We're going to something to our country that hasn't been done for many, many decades. It's going to change, I promise you."

To cheers he concluded by saying: "We are going to make America great again - and I'll add 'greater than ever before'."

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Trump and Pence attend wreath-laying ceremony

President-elect Donald Trump and his vice president-elect Mike Pence have attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington cemetery in Washington.

As is tradition for the new incoming president, Trump and Pence laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, which honors the country's fallen soldiers and veterans.

The cemetery is the final resting place of President Kennedy and 400,000 military heroes, as well as others who have been buried there since the 1860s.

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